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Briggs, Julia

Works: 9 works in 66 publications in 2 languages and 1,719 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Romance fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6045.O72, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Julia Briggs
Most widely held works by Julia Briggs
This stage-play world : English literature and its background, 1580-1625 by Julia Briggs( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and French and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular children's literature in Britain by Julia Briggs( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The astonishing success of J.K. Rowling and other contemporary children's authors has demonstrated how passionately children can commit to the books they love. But this kind of devotion is not new. This timely volume takes up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have created the popularity of children's books both today and in the past." "The essays collected here ask about the meanings and values that have been ascribed to the term 'popular'. They consider whether popularity can be imposed, or if it must always emerge from children's preferences. And they investigate how the 'Harry Potter' phenomenon fits into a repeated cycle of success and decline within the publishing industry. Whether examining eighteenth-century chapbooks, fairy tales, science schoolbooks, Victorian adventures, waif novels or school stories, these essays show how historical and publishing contexts are vital in determining which books will succeed and which will fail, which bestsellers will endure and which will fade quickly into obscurity. As they consider the fiction of Angela Brazil, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling, the contributors carefully analyse how authorial talent and cultural contexts combine, in often unpredictable ways, to generate - and sometimes even sustain - literary success."--Jacket
Night and day by Virginia Woolf( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharine Hilbery, the beautiful grand-daughter of a great Victorian poet, must choose between becoming engaged to the oddly prosaic poet William Rodney and her attraction to Ralph Denham, with whom she feels a more profound and disturbing affinity
Virginia Woolf : introductions to the major works( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf : an inner life by Julia Ballam( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: In this fresh, absorbing book, Julia Briggs puts the writing back at the center of Woolf's life, reads that life through her work, and mines the novels themselves to create a compelling new form of biography. Analyzing Woolf's own commentary on the creative process through her letters, diaries, and essays, Julia Briggs has produced a book that is a convincing, moving portrait of an artist, as well as a profound meditation on the nature of creativity
Cultures of childhood : literary and historical studies in memory of Julia Briggs( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new companion to the gothic by David Punter( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now thoroughly expanded and updated, this Companion provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history, and its geneology. The volume offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned
The three mothers by E Nesbit( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman of passion : the life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924 by Julia Ballam( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Woman of Passion, Julia Briggs chronicles the life of author Edith Nesbit who is credited with being the first modern writer for children and the creator of the children's adventure story. Nesbit recorded her life with varying degrees of honesty in verse and prose, and while she seldom wrote entirely openly of her own experiences, she seldom wrote convincingly of anything else. In this fascinating read, Julia Briggs attempts to fill in the gaps of Nesbit's autobiographical material, painting an intriguing portrait of the famous author
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.21 for Night and ... to 0.76 for Cultures o ...)

This stage-play world : English literature and its background, 1580-1625
English (65)

French (1)

Popular children's literature in BritainNight and dayVirginia Woolf : an inner lifeCultures of childhood : literary and historical studies in memory of Julia Briggs